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Re: [Bug-tar] Problem with Tar command

From: Pavel Raiskup
Subject: Re: [Bug-tar] Problem with Tar command
Date: Thu, 28 Jul 2016 09:58:32 +0200
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On Wednesday, July 27, 2016 8:59:57 AM CEST John Wildman wrote:
> Trying to run this command:
> running from the e: drive
> tar -xvf tarfile.tar -C d:\directoryname
> getting an error that says:
> tar: cannot change to directory e:\/d:: Invalid argument
> tar: Error is not recoverable: exiting now.

Based on the error output, this looks like old GNU tar implementation (1.23?).
Are you able to test the latest GNU tar 1.29?

> I don't have room on the e:\drive to untar the file. Nor do I have room to
> copy the tar and untar it on the d:\ drive.
> Any help would be appreciated.

Don't use '-C' option:

* change directory to d:\ first
* tar -xvf e:\dir\tarfile.tar


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